What did Law Learn at Rutgers?

Maryland safety/receiver Nicholas Law was trying to visit Rutgers for a while, and Saturday was the day he finally made the drive up to see the campus, meet the coaching staff and watch a spring scrimmage. A close friend of teammate and Rutgers signee Brandon Coleman at Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.), Law already knew a lot about Rutgers. But what else did he learn?

Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) safety/receiver Nicholas Law heard teammate and Rutgers signee Brandon Coleman speak about the Scarlet Knights many times.

But it wasn't until Saturday's unofficial visit did the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Law really begin to understand what Rutgers was all about.

"I didn't know what to expect, truthfully,'' said Law, who counts Rutgers among the six schools to offer. "I was coming to a new environment. I wasn't on my turf. I was skeptical about something new, and I was eager to find a lot of new qualities in the school.

"I really liked it. Liked it a lot. I liked the atmosphere. It reminded me of my school and (coach) Greg Schiano reminded by of my coach. They both have a great idea when it comes to religious values, and I like their morals, and what they have to offer.''

Law received the tour of the facilities, met with some of the coaches and talked with the players. He also spent a lot of his day with Rutgers signees Lorenzo Waters (DeMatha Catholic) and Coleman, whom he said is "like my brother. We're real close. I kick it with him most of the time, and Lorezno Waters.''

And while Waters and Coleman, both of whom will be enrolling at Rutgers in June, often talk about their future school, it was the visit that taught Law the most.

"I know a lot just from visiting Rutgers,'' he said, "and it's located in a great area, right by Philadelphia and it's also by New York, and it's in a position where you can get a job after graduating. That's some big ups.

Throughout the day, Law said he was reminded of the similarities between Rutgers and Bishop McNamara.

"Our coach teaches you how to become a man, and football is not everything,'' Law said. "Football is not everything in life. There is life after football. I feel like Rutgers prepares you to become a great man, and for life after football.''

Law's initial plans are to major in either pre-med or environmental engineering, so academics will weigh heavily in his college decision.

He already visited Maryland and North Carolina State, and is hopeful of visiting Illinois, Syracuse and West Virginia. Each of those schools also offered, and he said Cincinnati and UCLA are close to offering.

"It's not really about the location, but I would love for my family to be able to come to some of my games,'' Law said. "That's a big part, but whatever is going to make me successful personally.''

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